Message from the President
It is with an enormous sense of humility, gratitude and pride that I have the privilege of serving as the President of our Temple and School community. This is a responsibility that I assume with a very full heart. I look forward to the opportunity of working with our outstanding Clergy, professional staff, educators and our talented and committed lay leadership in order to help our wonderful Temple and Schools continue to flourish.
Rick and I joined Stephen Wise Temple 27 years ago with the intention of giving our children a stellar Jewish education. We never dreamed that the Temple would become our home, our special community, and a sanctuary where we have created so many lifelong friendships. This is a very special place, a caring and warm community committed to Jewish values, Tikkun Olam, lifelong learning and a love and support of Israel.
I invite you to become involved and active in our Schools and Temple so that, working together, we can build on our considerable strengths to help forge strong Jewish identities for our children and families, and to ensure the continuity of our Jewish values and traditions.
We are blessed with a talented and dedicated Board of Directors, and it is my privilege to work closely with all of them. We strive to further the vision and goals of our senior Rabbi, Yoshi Zweiback and Tami Weiser, our Head of School and together do the best we can, to build on the legacy established by our outstanding past leadership. Rabbi Zeldin (z”l) and our founding members created our unique Temple and Schools and we have a shared responsibility to fulfill their mission.
We have exciting plans ahead that will strengthen engagement among our members through innovative community programs, as well as continuing our tradition of developing and implementing programs and initiatives (both Temple and Schools) that fulfill the needs of all our congregants at every stage of their lives.
My door is always open and I invite you to share your ideas and feedback at all times so that we can go from strength to strength. “Chazak chazak v’nitzachek”
My husband and I regularly attend our weekly Shabbat services and we invite you to join us and experience the welcoming embrace of our community.
Please feel free to email me at Jakolodny@wisela.org.